2017: #12 – The Last One (Alexandra Oliva)

This was a book that should have been right in my wheelhouse. A story about a reality show mixed with dystopia? Yes, please! But ultimately, I don’t think it fulfilled its promises. My first problem with it is that the narration style left me feeling very detached from the main character, Sam/Zoo. Some chapters focus on establishing the reality show — what happens at the

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2012: #45 – Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)

Title: Uglies Author: Scott Westerfeld Series: Uglies Trilogy #01 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Release Date: 2005 Publisher: Scholastic Trade Source: personal copy Read the back of the book Everybody gets to be supermodel gorgeous. What could be wrong with that? Tally is about to turn sixteen, and she can’t wait. Not for her license — for turning pretty. In Tally’s world, your sixteenth birthday brings an

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2012: #36 – Santa Olivia (Jacqueline Carey)

Title: Santa Olivia Author: Jacqueline Carey Series: Santa Olivia #01 Format: Paperback Pages:  341 Release Date: May 29, 2009 Publisher: Grand Central Publishing Source: personal copy Read the back of the book Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey’s take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth. Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated,

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